Is Traci Trottier now working Illegally in the US? Cornwall Ontario – September 13, 2010

Is Traci Trottier now working Illegally in the US?  Cornwall Ontario – September 13, 2010

Cornwall ON – So is Traci Trottier now working illegally in the US?  Generally a work visa is necessary in the US for anyone to perform, and they are not quickly acquired?

Ms Trottier has been very busy from being escorted by police from Corus to signing with Seawayradio.com to jumping in spite of her contract to work for the US station over the border that loves to grab Canadian sponsors without having to pay any fees or licenses like the rest of we Canadian media.  All that in less than six weeks!

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Liv
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Liv

Um, I know of other people who have worked for this station from Canada with a dedicated phone line. Please don’t jump to conclusions.

Stan
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Stan

I think its appalling that someone can commit to and sign a binding contract with a radio station with no intention of ever performing as per the contract. In business, and this was a business contract, if we don’t perform then for sure we’ll get sued! Dedicated phone line or not, if what Traci Trottier is doing is illegal as per Homeland Security or US Customs and Immigration then I hope Ms.Trottier gets whats coming to her! You cannot go through life promising to do one thing and then do the other! Thats dishonest!

smee
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smee

If it was binding CFN could hold her in breach.

Debbie
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Debbie

Wow. That kinda speaks volumes of a person if they sign a contract then don’t fulfill it. Very dishonest. Very un-ladylike as well. Not very smart I’m thinking either. Radio is a SMALL world. Very small.

Alan Palmer
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Alan Palmer

A Canadian can work in the USA so long as she is working for a Canadian Company and being paid IN Canada. This is part of NAFTA. There was a case about 8 months ago where a guy from Canada who owns a paper plant in Hanawa Falls, NY was stopped from going over once a week to check on his investment until DHS saw the paperwork that he indeed was being paid by his Canadian Company and not the american counterpart. Martz Radio does this with a Canadian office and US office. All Canadian staff are paid in CANADA… Read more »

Grimalot
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Pull the trigger admin! It’s stunning what a move like this can cause to business like your’s.. and as far as I’m concerned, this kind of behavior is uncalled for.. either do what you say or pay the consequences.. especially if you signed to them..

Kind of like Harper should disappear as well..

Alan Palmer
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Alan Palmer

Actually “admin” it is allowed. If a job is not being taken away from an American or Canadian, depending on what side you are talking, it is entirely allowed. Furthermore if someone syndicates a radio program to one radio station, there is no issue either. If you are going to take on Traci Trottier for working illegally, then also take on Wayne Thompson, former morning man at Variety 104 who is working weekends on Mix 96 and did mornings there for a year after leaving. Take on Frank, the sales guy over at 96.5 who did afternoons there for years,… Read more »

Rock On
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Rock On

I know her and she is a Piece of work indeed.

John
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John

She has taken a job of an american citizen. She came to work here in Massena yesterday, it is indeed a violation. So what if she is paid in canadian by a canadian company. If thats the case..Stay in canada and call in via remote. It does takes months even years to get a visa to work in the US, if you cross the border and come in and work, then no matter how you are paid your working here. The ability to work in the US is through a Green Card, you either need to marry an american citizen,… Read more »

Traci Trottier
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Traci Trottier

I would suggest you post this Jamie…If anyone has any questions or concerns or comments…I can be easily reached via my email. Cheers…Traci

Grimalot
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“Traci Trottier: I would suggest you post this Jamie…If anyone has…” Traci, I think you suck, you are not a woman of your word, you had your chance, and now deal with whatever may happen.. because you brought this all on yourself.. I would never hire you just based on this whole fiasco because hell, I would want employees that actually do what they say instead of breaking contractual agreements and doing what they want instead.. In this world, it used to be, “Your word is your bond”, and obviously, your word means nothing to anyone anymore, least of all… Read more »

Traci Trottier
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Traci Trottier

Not ashamed at all. Working legally from Canada for a great company. Again…instead of cowardly posting input…email me – I would love to chat.

Grimalot
Guest

Ha, you don’t deserve to talk to me in any formal manner, same as you don’t deserve to ever be employed by me or anyone else for that matter since you obviously break your bond… I deal with honest, good people… I don’t have time to deal with the likes of you… so Ill continue to post my commentaries, and regardless of being behind an assumed alias, which I have the right to do, I am in no way a coward… you however were and are… To be stand up and to put your money where your mouth is would… Read more »

Grimalot
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Jamie, you should go see all those prominent people with those emails, I’m sure they wouldn’t want their names being used by Traci in any negative manner… Dish out some of Traci’s own medicine to her. And Traci, its easy to sit there and come down on others for being cowardly when you put your own name in the mud and now have no bother using your real identity.. But your own cowardly actions for not backing up your word and supporting a local company you were supposed to go work for are what put you in this position, and… Read more »

willie191
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willie191

I remember the days when a handshake was enough. Now, a signed contract means nothing anymore.

Traci Trottier
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Traci Trottier

Not going anywhere…Cheers.

Allie
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Allie

I think its a terrible example she is setting for women in the media and for working mothers. It undermines what we work so hard for. To be respected in the community and to be taken seriously..

smee
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smee

willie you cannot stop a person from making a living just by a peice of paper, She is in her rights to choose another place of business. Been through that myself once or twice.

Unless Jamie is really lucky he and the CFN is just going to spend a lot of money

Stan
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Stan

WARNING BUSINESSMEN/WOMEN & OTHER CITIZENS: BEWARE OF TRACI TROTTIER, HER WORD MEANS NOTHING! BOYCOTT HER RADIO PROGRAM ON MIX96.1!

Furtz
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Furtz

I can see some very expensive (lawyers getting even richer) law suits that could result from these posts. If I were an honest lawyer, which I’m not, I’d advise my client to STFU and hope the issue dies quietly.

Traci Trottier
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Traci Trottier

LOL

Grimalot
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Don’t take any crap Jamie, release the bulldog on this matter! Traci, there is nothing of any form of cheers that I send you..

Cousin Vinny
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Cousin Vinny

I don’t see the value in trashing personalities within the business. It creates fear amongst other personalities who have previously been able to survive professional disagreements without publicity. It looks petty to outsiders. Insulting other DJ’s, reporters, scribes is not the same as editorial comment or investigative news. Beating them at their own game is more traditional and mature and has a better pay off. What would Edward Murrow do, is what we should ask ourselves when pressed.

Furtz
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Furtz

I agree completely with that Jamie. My concern has more to do do with some of the comments. I have had the personal and painful experience of being sued by a very wealthy ex-politician for a letter I wrote to a local paper. Nothing I wrote was untrue, but the cost to defend my statements was way beyond my ability to pay. It took years to pay off my debt. I learned the hard way that if you don’t have deep pockets, be very careful of what you publish.

Furtz
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Furtz

The biggest flaw in the legal system is that the average person cannot afford it. Libel lawyers run at about $200/hr.

Furtz
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Furtz

Yeah, that was about ten years ago, and I didn’t have a big-time Toronto Lawyer. In any case, the system is set up for the wealthy to play in.

willie191
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willie191

I agree smee. Time to stop beating the dead horse.

Cornwall Harry
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Cornwall Harry

I have confidence that all newspaper editors (even on-line newspapers) have bags of money to squander on legal assistance. I’m sure your business has suffered greatly on the financial side with Traci Trottier dishonoring her contract with you. Write the cheque and make her pay for everything. Her credit deserves to go down the tubes!

Nightheat
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Nightheat

Oh how I long for the simpler times. Your word and a handshake was your bond. Oh how I long for the days when the likes of Carl Fisher read the news locally. Things were so much different. It’s a pity that
in this day and age there is so much mistrust and greed not to mention dishonesty.

Pat
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Pat

The LOL posts show a real level of professionalism….I admire that….

Broken Tooth Sam
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In the days when your word and handshake was bond men were also allowed to punch each other in the face without people screaming assault and battery and probation. Regarding $200 dollar an hour lawyers – you are aware you can use the McGill Law Library for free? ps never insult ex-politicians – the current ones however you can hold their feet to the fire all day long.

Grimalot
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Nice Broken Tooth Sam, I wasn’t aware of that but that will be interesting in the future to know that if ever needed. 🙂 And I agree, we are raising a society of wussies today, gone long ago are much of the freedoms we actually had.. When things were as they were, words were what they meant, etc.. Pat, I agree. Traci LOL’ing at this is exactly the kind of demeanor she portrays, irresponsible, un-caring, etc.. Not a stand up character at all, and she knows it, but will laugh it off thinking this will just disappear or something.. totally… Read more »

smee
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smee

*lol* at all youh and shake types. I bet a good portion use to work in the local mills with a contract and would strike when the opportunity arose just to get what you wanted. If you believed smooch in a handshake why did you not walk in and tell Come Desmeules a hand shake would suffice no contract necessary. What Traci has done is prove to a blind village that she has the ability to look after herself, and not get caught up with the typical can’t do mentality. It has been my experience in the area that business… Read more »

Stan
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Stan

Hey Sam, why don’t you come up and see me sometime?

Lisa
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Lisa

I think that she is doing a great job and deseves this gig, she obviously jummped the gun and should not have agreed to your contract Jamie, but its time to let this die. I am sure you all have better things to do then hack her up.

Grimalot
Guest

Remind me if I ever have a business to never hire Lisa either…

willie191
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willie191

Grimalot, Don’t hire Linda.

roland
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roland

Yes, what she did caused lots of damage to your company… I think you should let your legal consultants take care of this issue for you. You should be focusing your energy on more important things like: CFN and Seaway Radio. Allowing these kinds of comments to be posted on here (you, your staff, public & traci) might harm other relationships you have with Cornwall businesses (existing and future). And btw, what does it matter if Lisa has any type of relationship with Traci? It’s honestly none of your business since everyone else here can hide behind a pseudonym (including… Read more »

FM FAN
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FM FAN

I do not know or have ever met Ms. Trottier so I am unbiased in reading this thread. With all due respect to those that were wronged by ms. Trottier’s decision to not respect her contract with seaway radio and with putting emotions aside, can someone please explain to me as a Variety 104 listener, why anyone would want to listen to a .com radio station? Traci was the best DJ on radio and if she chooses to up herself by going to another fm station good for her! I believe she wasn’t even going to be on daily? What’s… Read more »